Newport, MN (KROC-AM News)- Authorities in Washington County have made an arrest in connection with the discovery of a body at a Transit Center about eight miles south of St. Paul late Monday morning. 

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The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to a medical call at the Newport Transit Center around 11:30 a.m. Responding deputies found the body of a man slumped over behind the wheel of an SUV. 

Later in the day Monday, investigators arrested 37-year-old Sylvester Jones at a home. Jones is the cousin of the victim, who was identified as 38-year-old Terrell McIntyre. 

An autopsy determined McIntyre died from being shot multiple times. A witness told authorities they saw a man leave the area of the transit center about 20 minutes before law enforcement responded to the scene. Investigators then tracked Jones’s movements, and executed a search warrant at a residence near the transit center with the assistance of a SWAT Team. 

Jones was arrested without incident and admitted to being involved in his cousin’s death. Law enforcement reported recovering a gun at the scene of Jones’s arrest. 

Jones is set to appear in Washington County Court on a charge of second-degree murder. He’s being held in the Washington County jail.

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